Tuesday, May 31, 2011

About Aging

Only a TRUE MadSnapper would take photos of wilted gardenias. The bush was covered in them and smelled devine. I think they are pretty, remind me of a self portrait. ha ha

You know you're old if your walker has an airbag. Phillis Diller

A well dressed, debonair man in his mid nineties enters an upscale cocktail lounge and finds a seat next to a good looking, younger woman in her mid eighties, at the most. Trying to remember his best pick-up line, he says, "So tell me, do I come here often?"

Hymns for the over 50 crowd
1)---Precious Lord, Take My Hand, and Help Me Up
2)---It Is Well with My Soul, But My Knees Hurt
3)---Nobody Knows the Trouble I Have Seeing
4)---Just a Slower Walk with Thee
5)---Count Your Many Birthdays, Name Them One by One
6)---Go Tell It on the Mountain, But Speak Up
7)--Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, I've Forgotten Where I Parked

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

 UPDATE; to answer Ruth's comment below. To me Memorial Day is the day we remember those that died in battle, and that includes ALL the ones, on ALL the sides in ALL the countries, not just Americans. And all the hurting families too.

Wikipedia says this
The words "Lest We Forget" form the refrain of "Recessional" by Rudyard Kipling.
The phrase later passed into common usage after World War I across the British Commonwealth especially, becoming linked with Remembrance Day now known as Memorial Day observations; it came to be a plea not to forget past sacrifices, and was often found as the only wording on war memorials, or used as an epitaph.

Memorial Day is the day set aside to  remember soldiers that died in battles or from injuries received in battles.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Precious Memories

               Backyard Fence Painted by God's Sunshine

Grab your box of Kleenex and head over to The Blind Pig and read her story of The Wall.... don't miss it, it is the perfect tribute for Memorial Day....

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Psalms 8:3-5

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Buds and Begonias

Magnolia bud (click on photo for details)

Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,
Then beauty is its own excuse for being
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Rhodora"

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius
My friend gave me this pot when it had tiny little seedlings in it. She says the plant will have large purple flowers. they started to grow and the itty bitty begonia appeared. they are now ready for Bobby Appleseed to transplant. As soon as the purple blooms YOU WILL SEE IT. Trust me HA HA

Friday, May 27, 2011


I forgot my two webs and would have waited, but also wanted to Say Again
MANY of your blogs I cannot comment on yesterday or today, if I do not comment it is because Blogger will not let me.

SECOND UPDATE: see comment from leontien... it works on embedded. The thing is to comment on embedded, you have to sign in to google every time you comment, and unclick the check mark for staying signed in, which is way to much work for me. My suggestion is to change from embedded to either pop up or full page if you want comments. I tested it and unclicking the check mark does work, but you will have to do it each time you comment

I do not like spiders, but their the spinning of the web is amazing. Except if I walk through one

FMTSO-Spin, Drop, Rest

This week's assignement for Friday My Town Shootout is Spin, Drop, Rest
Spinning Fish

Drops of Water

Drop to the bottom of the slide

Rest and Wait for your lunch order in downtown sidewalk cafe

Rest and Enjoy the beach and good food

Rest and Swing
 OR Create your own Drop and Spin in Photoshop

For more Fun with Drop, Spin, Rest  got to FMTSO

Thursday, May 26, 2011

On The Way to the dentist Part two

I saw this outside Diane's front door at 6:30 AM

Liz Taylor’s house is for sale for 8.6 million.... I’m just sayin!

 At 12:30 it had changed to this. I have not seen a hibiscus this color before.
The real meaning of plant catalog terminology:

"A favorite of birds" means to avoid planting near cars, sidewalks, or clotheslines.

"Grows more beautiful each year" means "Looks like roadkill for the foreseeable future."

"Zone 5 with protection" is a variation on the phrase "Russian roulette."

"May require support" means your daughter's engineering degree will finally pay off.

"Moisture-loving" plants are ideal for landscaping all your bogs and swamps.

"Carefree" refers more to the plant's attitude than to your workload.

"Vigorous" is code for "has a Napoleonic compulsion to take over the world."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Embedded Comments

again today those that have embedded comments we can not comment. that is why you are not getting any, i have tried all day and am giving up. arrrrh blogger. this is a blogger thing and hope they fix it or you could just change to pop up until they do,

PS on settings for your comments, there are three choices, Pop Up, Full Page, Embedded. The last one is the one with the problem now. this is just a heads up if you are not getting comments today, you can change it until they get it fixed.

On The Way to the Dentist

My friend, Diane had oral surgery, last week and I was her desinated driver, since she would be woozy.
this is what I found in her yard, while walking her dog when we got back from the dentist.
Southern Magnolia

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. - Indian Proverb"

"Flowers whisper what words cannot say"

Author: Local Florist

"Be like a flower,
turn your faces to the sun"

Author: Kahlil Gibran
BUT WAIT:  there will be more.... coming soon,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Heads Up Bloggers

Blogger is at it again, several people let me know my comments had changed to embeded and they could not comment, also my word verifcation was turned on.
If you are embedded on comments bloggers can not comment. Blogger auto changed me from pop up to embedded and back to word verification. changes I did not make, I changed it back.
CHECK YOUR SETTINGS to see if they have changed.and SMILE while you do it
OOPS forgot, blogger has flipped some people back to email not showing, check that too.

MadSnapper-Lizard Paparazzi II

I want you to meet Leonard and Lizzie. This loving couple lives on our fence.
Lizzie on the left and Leonard peeking over the fence

Mr. Leonard (don't you wish you were this limber? )

Ms  Lizzie (check out her pretty markings)

Hey there, little lady! you are lookin good!

and the results of the courtship is????
Ba Ba Ba Boom BABIES

Monday, May 23, 2011

MadSnapper-Lizard Paparazzi

Waiting on bugs in the MadSnappers backyard last week
to see my favorite Lizard (dragon) ever.... Meet Ollie, Yoda and Harry in a prior post

Male calling out to his lady

You can run but you can't hide from the MadSnapper paparazzi

Hey! can you hear me yet?

Can't get any peace from that Madsnapper Paparazzi
check out his expression!

Buffet @ the Fence (lizard resturant) SO, what did you expect me to do with all this going on in my backyard.

"Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (German classical Scholar, Philosopher
and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Funny Story

For those of you who do not follow Melange, for a wonderful laugh, go HERE 

Backyard Blooms NOW

These photos taken in my yard over the past 4 days....
 Above and below are from our Dwarf Poinciana, this little tree lives in a bucket, we have no room to plant it and yes, it was grown from a seed. Above taken at 6:42 am and same day at 9 am

On Fridays post everyone thought the flower was a bottle brush, it is not. below is the Dwarf Powder Puff bush, and the Friday shot is a close up.
 This tree is our dwarf powder puff and it has about a gazillion blooms on it this week. this guy blooms year round and can be viewed from kitchen and bedroom window

Saturday, May 21, 2011


The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore
 Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~Jeffrey Glassberg
Swallowtails and Giant Swallowtails are numerous around our yard and this is only one of many.

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

Gulf Fritillary Mating Dance II

They left the fence dance and dropped to the ground in front of the bucket garden. Here they are.
to see all my post on our butterflies go to labels on sidebar. Click on photo to enlarge for details
The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ~Attributed to George Carlin

Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein

Oh the joys of digital SLR cameras. Or at least it is for ME....